The Best Way To Report On Websites

There are many different ways to report on websites in Vantage, but how do you know that you have got all the hits for the site you’re interested in, and all of it’s sub-domains?

What is Productivity?

A lot of the sample reports that come with WebSpy Vantage have a section of the report for Productivity, so what does this mean and how can you customize it?

Vantage Update 2.2.0.90

Release Date: 3rd April 2013 Changes since 2.2.0.84: Log Formats: Apache: Alteration to Apache IBM format (duration field) Astaro: Fixed Date/Time field (time missing) ContentKeeper: Added support for new ContentKeeper syslog format IronPort: Added Ironport W3C format IronPort: Fixed Bounce Mail detection & importing IronPort: Renamed Ironport ‘C350 mail’ to ‘C-series mail’ IronPort: Improved C-Series …

Microsoft TMG SQL to Text Script

Microsoft Forefront TMG logs activity to it’s internal SQL Express database. In addition to the extra steps you need to perform to access this database from a remote server, importing data into Vantage is much slower than importing from W3C Text logs. You can easily change the logging from SQL Express to W3C text logs …

Vantage Video Series: #4 Profiles & Site Categorization

This is the fourth of a series of videos showing you how to configure Vantage in detail. This video follows on from #3, and will cover the Profiles section of the software, and how to use site categorization. WebSpy Vantage Ultimate – Profiles from Fastvue on Vimeo.

Vantage Video Series: #3 Importing, Summaries & Aliases

This is the third of a series of videos showing you how to configure Vantage in detail. In this video we’ll look at how to import some data into a storage, use the Summaries section, and start customizing Aliases. WebSpy Vantage Ultimate – Importing, Summaries and Aliases from Fastvue on Vimeo.

Vantage Video Series: #1 Overview

This is the first of a series of videos showing you how to configure Vantage in detail. This video is a high level overview, giving you a general insight into the software and its different parts. WebSpy Vantage Ultimate Overview from Fastvue on Vimeo.

Creating and Analyzing SonicWALL Log Files

I’ve put together a couple of quick videos to show you how to configure logging on your SonicWALL appliance, and how to import and analyze these log files in WebSpy Vantage. You can also read through these steps on this page: Analyzing SonicWALL log files with WebSpy.

Watch your TMG’s waist line. Switch log format and reduce fat now!

We often recommend customers using Microsoft ISA or TMG switch their logging to W3C text file, in order to get the best possible import speed, and also because the text logs are much easier to access from a remote machine (see my previous article on accessing TMG’s SQL Express Log database). Logging to the default …

Microsoft Forefront TMG logs size fields the wrong way around

If you’re using Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway, there is a bug in the logging that causes Bytes Sent and Bytes Received to be logged in reverse. This seems to only affect the Web Proxy logs – both SQL and W3c . We noticed in a few web reports, that people were generally uploading a …